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HELLO TRAVELERS! Next week is Thanksgiving, and I am grateful that much of my Vermont family finds itself in Los Angeles these days so we can celebrate together. For me, the day after Thanksgiving is usually devoted to wearing pajamas past noon, having pie for breakfast, taking a hike in the Angeles National Forest, and maybe digging out the advent calendar. I'm mindful that Thanksgiving weekend kicks off holiday shopping for a lot of people. I'm more of a last-minute shopper myself, but I appreciate that folks like to get it out of the way early! We've got some lovely deals planned, but are most excited for two days: Shop for Good Sunday and Giving Tuesday.  BLACK FRIDAY // Get 15% off sitewide, no minimum purchase // code:...

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DIA DE LOS MUERTOS // Day of the Dead DIY Projects and Recipes

Hello Travelers! In Los Angeles, where the Tingomo studio is located, we are lucky to have so many events celebrating Dia de Los Muertos or "Day of the Dead." Happening just after halloween, this is a day when many Latin American cultures honor their ancestors. At my son's school, they celebrate with Aztec Dancers (here's a video if you've never seen this amazing tradition). At my daughter's school, the students make altars to remember a family member or pet who has passed away. Aztec Dancers at the Hollywood Forever Day of the Dead celebration. At home, we love making Mexican Papel Picado. This "pierced paper" is made by artisans using chisels to cut stacks of tissue paper into intricate designs. We fold...

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